Ever more people today have the means to live, but no meaning to live for.
Everywhere man blames nature and fate yet his fate is mostly but the echo of his character and passion, his mistakes and his weaknesses.
Great men are like eagles, and build their nest on some lofty solitude.
How can you thank a man for giving you what's already yours? How then can you thank him for giving you only part of what is yours?
The first human who hurled an insult instead of a stone was the founder of civilization.
Some people seem to fade away but then when they are truly gone, it's like they didn't fade away at all.
A man's feet should be planted in his country, but his eyes should survey the world.
A man is not rightly conditioned until he is a happy, healthy, and prosperous being; and happiness, health, and prosperity are the result of a harmonious adjustment of the inner with the outer of the man with his surroundings.
Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of ourselves.
These are people who are capable of devotion, public devotion, to justice. They meant what they said and every day that passes, they mean it more.
On the highest throne in the world, we still sit only on our own bottom.
There seems to be some perverse human characteristic that likes to make easy things difficult.
A human being is a deciding being.
A wise man can play the part of a clown, but a clown can't play the part of a wise man.
Poverty is... Curable like any disease. Ignorance, dependence, inefficiency, laziness, want of the spirit of enterprise are the real real causes of poverty.
A narrow mind and a fat head invariably come on the same person.
A man sooner or later discovers that he is the master-gardener of his soul, the director of his life.
Everyone has his own specific vocation or mission in life; everyone must carry out a concrete assignment that demands fulfillment. Therein he cannot be replaced, nor can his life be repeated, thus, everyone's task is unique as his specific opportunity to implement it.
The first time someone shows you who they are, believe them.
Who makes us ignorant? We ourselves. We put our hands over our eyes and weep that it is dark.
When people are protecting something truly special to them, they truly can become...as strong as they can be.